Lanarkshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on adoption, child contact, divorce, aliment, cohabitation as well as the division and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed enormously lately and continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland. There’s no such thing as an average family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to suit the circumstances each family finds itself in and every family is unique.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under tremendous stress and there is absolutely no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who will clarify the problems and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the matter.
Legal Services We Offer in Stonehouse
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights. Surviving children -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It’s not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit, that married couples receive the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, they don’t have an automatic right and any award is at the discretion of the courts within strict timescales.
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Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a legal document whereby one person gives another person or persons authority to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Generally the attorney is a relative, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This isn’t necessarily the case as more and more individuals own their dwelling. Property prices are now growing again and so, therefore, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Those with business interests can change drastically over the years especially.
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Where the marriage has broken down in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage can be established on the premise of the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, or separation for two years without the permission of the other party.
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